Saint John's Infirmary

Saint John's Infirmary (HMOY4)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53211 Milwaukee County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 3.609', W 87° 52.805'

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Wisconsin's First Public Hospital - 1848

Founded May 15, 1848, with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul providing direction and nursing, St. John's Infirmary offered Wisconsin's first public hospital care under the supervision of the patient's physician. (Prior institutions merely isolated the sick: no medical care was given.)

St. John's original location was the southeast corner of Jackson and Wells Streets. In 1855 it was moved downtown, and, in 1858 was built on this site on three acres given by the City. The name was changed to St. Mary's Hospital.

It was also a Marine Hospital for Great Lakes seamen. During the Civil War, the sisters cared for as many as 110 casualties at one time. A famed chief surgeon here was Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott. His achievements included the first recorded kidney removal on June 4, 1861.
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HM NumberHMOY4
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
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Marker Number155
Year Placed1966
Placed ByThe State Medical Society of Wisconsin
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 428335 N 4767870
Decimal Degrees43.06015000, -87.88008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 3.609', W 87° 52.805'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 3' 36.54" N, 87° 52' 48.30" W
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Area Code(s)414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2326 N Lake Dr, Milwaukee WI 53211, US
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